Global Online Academy

In 2015, Country Day entered into a partnership with Global Online Academy (GOA). GOA is a not-for-profit consortium of leading independent schools from around the world. GOA courses enrich the Country Day experience by allowing students to explore their passions with classes that are outside of the traditional course catalogue.

It’s a real privilege to facilitate students’ learning with GOA. Our students build on their strong Country Day foundation, acquiring real-world learning skills in courses as diverse as Bioethics, Game Theory and Filmmaking. It’s a fantastic opportunity to try something new, broaden horizons, and work with others from all over the world.”Rob curran, goa site director

About Global Online Academy: GOA's mission is to reimagine learning to empower students and educators to thrive in a globally networked society. 
Global Online Academy Member Schools: There are more than 85 independent schools in the consortium, representing more than 15 countries and more than 25 states.
About Global Online Academy Courses & Teachers: Students take GOA courses for credit at SCDS. GOA course workload and course intensity is equivalent to courses taken on our campus. GOA offers our students the chance to explore topics they care about in a highly collaborative, global learning community, building the skills they'll need for college, career, and life. Classes are small, and students work with a caring, expert teacher from a member school and get to know and collaborate with peers from around the world. GOA classes are mostly asynchronous: teachers design the coursework and calendar, and students work on their own schedules, gaining important independent learning skills along the way.
With Global Online Academy, teachers and students can share their voice on a global stage, improving learning and enabling the pursuit of individual passions.

Interested in Taking a GOA Course? 
Contact SCDS Site Director Rob Curran. Click here to learn more about Global Online Academy.

Want to learn more what our students say about Global Online Academy? Click HERE to read an excerpt from IMAGES magazine.